Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk has died. He was 74 years old. Fisk was an English journalist and author. He was the Middle East correspondent of the UK newspaper The Independent, had spent more than 30 years living in and reporting from the region, and won awards for his work. He lived in Beirut, Lebanon.


Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Fourth Estate 2005.



Account of Robert Fisk's journalistic exploits a saga of love, courage, and heartache by TP O'Mahony, ZNet, 3 January 2022

Robert Fisk: Courage in Covering Israel by James North, Consortium News, 2 December 2020

Robert Fisk & the Decline of Western Reporting on the Middle East by As'ad AbuKhalil, Consortium News, 1 December 2020

Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back, Jonathan Cook Blog, 30 November 2020

Farewell to Robert Fisk by Huseyin Kishi, Overland, 25 November 2020

Robert Fisk had true independence of mind – which is why he angered governments and parts of the media by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 14 November 2020

Robert Fisk – Death Of A ‘Controversial' Journalist by David Edwards, Media Lens, 10 November 2020

The Life of Robert Fisk by Richard Falk – Daniel Falcone, CounterPunch, 9 November 2020

Robert Fisk, my former husband, was the finest journalist of his generation by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times, 7 November 2020

Robert Fisk Was a Reporter Who Brought the Wars Home and Shaped the Thinking of a Generation by Harry Browne, Jacobin, 5 November 2020

Robert Fisk: Shining a light on western abuses in the Middle East by Belen Fernandez, Middle East Eye, 4 November 2020

Robert Fisk wasn't only a magnificent journalist, but a ‘historian of the present' who illuminated the world by Patrick Cockburn, Independent, 3 November 2020

Robert Fisk: The outstanding and truth-telling journalist who ventured into danger by David McKittrick, Independent, 3 November 2020

From editors to presidents, tributes to the remarkable Robert Fisk, Independent, 3 November 2020

Fearless and inquisitive, Robert Fisk was the best of The Independent and independent journalism by Sean O'Grady, Independent, 2 November 2020

Robert Fisk: Celebrated Middle East correspondent of The Independent dies aged 74 by Independent Staff, Independent, 2 November 2020

Robert Fisk: the journalist who told the truth about imperialism by Lindsey German, Counterfire, 2 November 2020

Tributes paid to veteran journalist Robert Fisk by Sinéad Crowley,, 1 November 2020

The comparisons between Lebanon's civil war and America's situation now are a step too far, Independent, 1 October 2020

How do you save a truly corrupt country like Lebanon? It's a question with an almost impossible answer, Independent, 11 August 2020

Beirut has suffered a catastrophe that will live long in the memory – and the repeated betrayal of its citizens is a travesty, Independent, 5 August 2020

There's only one way the fight against coronavirus resembles the real wars I've witnessed, Independent, 30 April 2020

Benny Gantz's betrayal of his voters marks the ultimate end of the two-state solution, Independent, 23 April, 2020

Russia is about to face its biggest test yet in Syria, Independent, 16 April 2020

How do rogue states get off the ‘terror list'? With cold, hard cash – just like the US and UK, Independent, 9 April 2020

Joe Biden says he ‘doesn't have enough information' on Iran to have a view. How odd – he negotiated the nuclear deal, Independent, 2 April 2020

This is what Trump is doing in the Middle East while you're distracted by coronavirus, Independent, 26 March 2020

The Middle East doesn't deserve Trump and his troop 'repositioning' - at least have the guts to call it a retreat, Independent, 19 March 2020

The Saudi royal family appear unaware of the dangers of settling scores among themselves, Independent, 12 March 2020

Don't expect a Democrat president to simply roll back Trump's disastrous Middle East policies - particularly if it's Biden, Independent, 5 March 2020

Iran's coronavirus outbreak is bizarrely reminiscent of the Black Death, Independent, 27 February 2020

There is little chance of change in Lebanon – we can only expect more suffering, Independent, 20 February 2020

Trump's 'deal of the century' is so absurd and banal, it's impossible to take it seriously, Independent, 30 January 2020

Trump's Davos speech exposed how US isolationism is reaching its final narcissistic chapter, Independent, 23 January 2020

Iran has been changed forever by admitting its great mistake – yet the west ignores its own deceits, Independent, 16 January 2020

Was Qassem Soleimani a monstrous kingmaker or simply an enabler? The truth is as murky as Tudor history, Independent, 9 January 2020

Trump is starting a war with Iran – whether it is by accident or design, Independent, 4 January 2020

The Syrian conflict is awash with propaganda – chemical warfare bodies should not be caught up in it, Independent, 1 January 2020


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